Clinical Evidence Regarding Outcome Measures in Traumatic Lower Limb Amputations Background
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Clinical Evidence Regarding Outcome Measures in Traumatic
Lower Limb Amputations
The height of the residual limb following amputation has a large impact on the amputee’s functional capacity and quality of life.
Physicians need accurate information as to the impact of the level of amputation on their patient’s lives.
It is understood that the more proximal the level of amputation the greater the physiological demand on the amputee.
Quality of Life
Perceived quality of life in unilateral amputee patients progressively and significantly lowers as the level of amputation becomes more proximal from BKA to TKA to AKA.
Patients with bilateral amputation have a higher perceived quality of life than do unilateral
TKA and AKA patients
, but similar to unilateral BKA patients.
TKA patients are able to walk further than AKA or bilateral amputees.
AKA and bilateral amputees show little to no difference in their mobility (assessed by ability to walk greater than 500ft.)
Approximately 70% of lower-limb amputees were able to return to employment post-amputation regardless of the residual limb height.
Lower proportions of active duty military
were able to return to duty
16% of BKA
11% of AKA
Patients with BKA wore their prosthesis significantly more than those with an AKA.
Patients with TKA wore their prosthesis
less than BKA and AKA
, but more than patients with bilateral amputations.
Pain experienced with the residual limb was found to be similar in BKA and AKA.
Patients with TKA experience greater levels of perceived pain than do BKA or AKA patients.
Bilateral amputees suffer from the least amount of pain of all lower-limb amputees.
Penn-Barwell JG. Outcomes in lower limb amputation following trauma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
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